NY State allocates a certian amount of money to provide X amount of summer govt jobs to under privelage teens. Well, if the minium wage is passed, then less teens will be able to be hired UNLESS the States provides more money. Let me get this straight - the minium wage is passed - and MY taxes go up. What am I missing? From the link: Now, youth advocates said it's not that they don't support raising the minimum wage, they do, but not without increasing the program's budget as well. This year, they were allotted $25 million. "We're hoping we’ll receive an additional $10 million to assure that the summer youth employment program stays intact," said Negri.